Palestine: The day after the opening of the high-level international conference on the rule of law, governance and the development of public administration in Palestine, the Palestinian government announced that it is currently going through a major reform stage, announcing that it had taken in its last session, several decisions and recommendations related to improving the living conditions and daily life of the Palestinians, and completing the chamber elections commercial.
On the street, the Palestinians view these decisions as positive, as they touch on their daily issues and concerns. However, from the point of view of the majority of them, talking about a major reform stage, which is not only expressed in government meetings, the required reform is broader and more comprehensive than just decisions taken.
In a government session and the elections of the Chambers of Commerce and Industry, the smallest episode in the election file, on its importance in leading the commercial situation and improving living conditions.
In the estimation of observers, the demands of the Palestinian people for reform are more profound than what is being dealt with in the corridors of the government. While the street looks forward to completing the elections for the chambers of commerce and all the institutions and union frameworks, it has in mind the legislative and presidential elections.
According to political analyst Raed Abdullah, the absence of the Palestinian Legislative Council nearly 16 years ago has harmed the Palestinian reality through the absence of the voice of the people. Hence, talk about any reform must pass through the parliamentary elections, all the way to the presidential elections, and all the institutions of the Liberation Organization.
The Palestinian people stressed that elections are the most effective way to change the difficult Palestinian reality by listening to the opinion of the street.
In statements to Al-Bayan, Abdullah stressed that the major reform stage announced by the government should skip the minor issues to reach the critical and pivotal issues, on top of which stand the general elections, including the Legislative Council, the Presidency, and the National and Central Councils, calling on the government to listen to the voice of the people and to stay away from factional interests.
According to the writer Ibrahim Abrash, as long as the Palestinian government is concerned with the elections of the chambers of commerce and other service frameworks, it is more important to pay attention to the presidential and legislative elections. National», indicating that the approach to reform is to end the division and to fight those who impede the achievement of national unity. For his part, political analyst Hani Al-Masry presents a set of steps that must be taken to improve the outcomes of public policies in Palestine, including reforming the Palestine Liberation Organization, strengthening its political role, and changing the foundations of the relationship with donor countries in line with the interests of the Palestinian people, pointing out that The most important challenges facing preparing public policies in Palestine are the absence of the democratic process and the complexities of the Palestinian political system that prevent its implementation. Al-Masry explains:
Many observers agree that the reform process is a historical responsibility that rests on the shoulders of the Palestinian leadership, as it is the only one capable of making the decision, and it is the same that has gone beyond all legal periods, stressing that general elections are the only solution to confront crucial issues.